HLDI Names The Hartford’s Stefanie Zacchera Board Chair

Zacchera succeeds Kathleen Ores Walsh, VP, pricing and product analytics, USAA, who remains a member of the Board.

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The Highway Loss Data Institute (HDLI, Arlington, Va.)  has announced the election of Stefanie Zacchera as chair of its Board of Directors. Zacchera is VP of personal lines data and analytics at The Hartford (Hartford). She succeeds Kathleen Ores Walsh, VP, pricing and product analytics, USAA (San Antonio), who remains a member of the Board.

Stefanie Zacchera, VP, Personal Lines Data and Analytics, The Hartford.

HLDI, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; Arlington, Va.), is a nonprofit research organization that publishes insurance loss statistics on most car, SUV, pickup truck and motorcycle models on U.S. and Canadian roads. HLDI is wholly supported by auto insurers.

“HLDI’s work to identify trends in claims data and maintain a trove of vehicle information provides a major contribution to the cause of road safety and to our industry,” comments Zacchera. “It’s an honor to work with my colleagues on the Board to support these efforts.”

David Harkey, President, IIHS and HLDI.

“We are delighted to welcome Stefanie as Board chair,” says David Harkey, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and HLDI. “Her guidance and expertise will be extremely valuable as we seek to better serve our members during a time of rapid changes in the industry and the economy at large.”

The new vice chairman of the Board is Geoff Williams, VP, auto product management, Allstate Insurance Company (Northbrook, Ill.).

The other HLDI Board members are:

Chad Covelli, COO, personal lines, and chief actuary, Rockingham Insurance

David Harkey, president, Highway Loss Data Institute

Robert Harrington, VP, data, Erie Insurance Group

Tim Hyman, chief underwriting officer, auto, American Family Insurance

Thomas Karol, general counsel, federal, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Dawn Lee, VP, product and underwriting, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company

Scott Lombardi, manager, product solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Sean McAllister, chief actuary, NJM Insurance

Justin Milam, VP, property and casualty actuarial, American National

Chad Mirock, VP, personal lines, COUNTRY Financial

Thomas G. Myers, enterprise chief actuary, Plymouth Rock Assurance

James Nutting, chief actuary, Farmers Insurance Group

Robert Passmore, VP, auto and claims, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Rob Payne, VP, claims, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies

Harry Todd Pearce, director and assistant actuary, GEICO actuarial pricing, GEICO Corporation

Michael Petrarca, department VP, Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Anthony E. Ptasznik, VP and ACG chief actuary, Auto Club Group

Arash Sadati, senior director, data science, Kemper Corporation

Shannon Terry, VP and chief advanced analytics officer, Nationwide

Todd Walker, chief actuary, CSAA Insurance Group

Hui Wang, VP and actuary, personal risk services, CHUBB

Andrew Woods, VP, personal lines — research and development, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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